Title: Next gen apps, PaaS Hackathon
Description: Build an app using Progress® Rollbase® & Win £1,000!
Dates: 23 / 24-10-2014
From 09:00 to 17:00
Reserve your place
What is this hackathon about?
Use Progress’s Pacific RollBase, build and deploy effective solutions for your business. Developers will get a chance to win amazing prizes over 4K and get to work on exciting projects during a two day hackathon. Pacific RollBase is a PaaS offered by Progress Software.We will have experts and sessions to cover the basics on getting started with Pacific RollBase on October 23rd & 24th, 2014.
The attendees will be split into competing teams, with developers working alongside local companies to create these cloud-based applications that could be used alongside next year’s Rugby World Cup. These could include live scores, ticketing or fixture trackers. Progress experts will be on hand to cover the basics and get everyone started with the Rollbase solution while Sparta Digital will be working with businesses to help identify each company’s own unique requirements.
Register and grab a slot now for this event. We have limited entry. Make sure you get a ticket before we are sold out!
What do I get from this hackathon?
- Meet co-ideators and developers in the community.
- We will give out t-shirts and freebies to all the participants.
- Lunch and snacks will be provided.
- Winners get a prize package of £1000 from Progress and also a start-up kit from Sparta Digital worth £3,000.
- All the participants will get user accounts on Progress platform to build web and mobile applications and a special one month free trial.
What can you build with Pacific?
Companies that choose Progress Rollbase can enable their users’ autonomy in choice of device, while protecting the integrity of corporate data on those devices. Today Progress Rollbase powers a diverse array of business applications in areas ranging from:
CRM – Payroll and Human Resources – Legal – Automotive – Mortgages and Loan Processing- Local and National Government – And More.
Progress® Rollbase® is the rapid application development core of Progress® Pacific™. Rollbase enables the development and delivery of mobile and cloud-based business applications using point-and-click, drag-and-drop tools with minimal coding. Rollbase delivers on the promise of rapid application development (RAD), making application creation much faster than traditional software development methods.
More information here: http://www.progress.com/products/rollbase
Sparta Digital, a Systems Integrator of Progress, is an integrated IT and digital marketing agency, Sparta Digital offers cloud based marketing solutions to accomplish business objectives whether it is increasing marketing ROI, brand loyalty, website visits or sales conversions. We are specialists in developing CRM platforms, web and mobile applications, CMS and m-commerce solutions for both private and public sector that are user focused. www.spartadigital.co.uk
Thursday, 23rd October, 2014
9:30 AM – Registration
10:00 AM – Introduction & Rules
“Harnessing the Power of Cloud” by Zulf Choudhary
Zulf Choudhary is the CEO of Sparta Digital. He is also the chairman of the Manchester Inventors Group and campaigns for digital inclusion.
“Getting Started with PROGRESS PACIFIC” by Conor & David
David martin is the Partner Manager, Cloud & PaaS, EMEA North at Progress Software. He is also an ardent supporter of the start-up community here in Greater Manchester.
11:00 AM – Hackathon Kicks off…
05:00 PM – End of Day 1
Friday, 24th October, 2014
09:30 AM – Introduction for day 2
“How can GM SMEs benefit from rapid application development?” by John Keys, Digital Development Officer – Business at Manchester Digital Development Agency of Manchester City Council, he is passionate about helping local businesses make full use of web technologies.
10:00 AM – Hackathon continues
02:00 PM – Presentation of Apps
04:00 PM – Award Prizes
- Prize package of £1000 from Progress
- Start-up Kit of £3000 value added digital services from SPARTA
BENEFITS (To all participants)
- T Shirts + Freebies + Snacks + Beverages
- Special one month free trial on Progress Rollbase
Presenting Sponsors: Progress
Powered by: Sparta Digital, Manchester Informatics – University of Manchester , Manchester Inventors Group, MadLab
Promoting Sponsors: Manchester Libraries , Manchester Digital Development Agency – MDDA , Manchester Digital, DataGM & OpenDataManchester